Thirty Meter Telescope - Astronomy's next generation observatory. http://www.tmt.org/ en Canada Becomes a Full Member of the Thirty Meter Telescope Project http://www.tmt.org/news-center/canada-becomes-full-member-thirty-meter-telescope-project <p>The TMT project is working toward building a powerful, next-generation astronomical observatory at Maunakea in Hawaii, slated to see &lsquo;first light&rsquo; in the 2020s, and the success of the project is reliant upon the continued collaborative efforts from scientific leaders and donors from those other major nations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/canada-becomes-full-member-thirty-meter-telescope-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Tue, 19 May 2015 17:09:41 +0000 cmalek 1085 at http://www.tmt.org Why We Are Building It: New Science Case for the Thirty Meter Telescope Highlights Major Areas of Discovery http://www.tmt.org/news-center/why-we-are-building-it-new-science-case-thirty-meter-telescope-highlights-major-areas-di <p>A new document describing the transformational science the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will enable has been released. TMT is a powerful, next-generation astronomical observatory that will begin scanning the skies in the 2020s.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/documents/detailed-science-case">The Detailed Science Case</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/why-we-are-building-it-new-science-case-thirty-meter-telescope-highlights-major-areas-di" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Story Thu, 07 May 2015 18:16:21 +0000 gordon 1084 at http://www.tmt.org Request for Proposal ("RFP") for DM Design and Prototyping - Submission Date: June 1, 2015 http://www.tmt.org/news-center/request-proposal-rfp-dm-design-and-prototyping-submission-date-june-1-2015 <p>The TMT Project (&ldquo;TMT&rdquo;) is requesting proposals for the design and prototyping of the TMT deformable mirror (&quot;DM&quot;). Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the specifications and instructions provided in the RFP (which is provided on this web page).</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/documents/rfp-tmt-dm-design-and-prototyping-tmtbuscon15071rel01">RFP - TMT DM Design and Prototyping (TMT.BUS.CON.15.071.REL01)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/documents/rfp-tmt-dm-design-and-prototyping-exhibit">RFP - TMT DM Design and Prototyping - Exhibit A</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/documents/rfp-tmt-dm-design-and-prototyping-exhibit-b">RFP - TMT DM Design and Prototyping - Exhibit B</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/documents/rfp-tmt-dm-design-and-prototyping-exhibit-c">RFP - TMT DM Design and Prototyping - Exhibit C</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/documents/rfp-tmt-dm-design-and-prototyping-exhibit-f">RFP - TMT DM Design and Prototyping - Exhibit F</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/request-proposal-rfp-dm-design-and-prototyping-submission-date-june-1-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Release Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:23:52 +0000 pratheep 1078 at http://www.tmt.org TMT Background - Get the Facts http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-background-get-facts <p>TMT has launched an informational microsite. The website provides additional background on the project, gives answers to the most frequently asked questions, and provides a listing of some balanced news stories. The site can be accessed at: <a href="http://www.MaunakeaandTMT.org">www.MaunakeaandTMT.org</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-background-get-facts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Story Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:19:50 +0000 gordon 1077 at http://www.tmt.org Canada Funding for TMT Announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper http://www.tmt.org/news-center/canada-funding-tmt-announced-prime-minister-stephen-harper <p>Earlier this week Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Government of Canada&rsquo;s intention to provide significant support for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), an international project that will build one of the world&rsquo;s largest and most advanced astronomical observatories in Hawaii.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/canada-funding-tmt-announced-prime-minister-stephen-harper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Story Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:53:42 +0000 gordon 1076 at http://www.tmt.org Thirty Meter Telescope Update and Background http://www.tmt.org/news-center/thirty-meter-telescope-update-and-background <p>[Source -&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2015/03/31/thirty-meter-telescope-update-and-background/">University of Hawaii News</a>]: The construction phase beginning on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Maunakea on Hawaii Island has prompted protests and media coverage. The telescope is being built in the 525-acre Astronomy Precinct, which is the only area astronomy development can take place. It is part of the 11,288-acre Maunakea Science Reserve that University of Hawaii (UH) has leased from the Department of Land and Natural Resources since 1968.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/thirty-meter-telescope-update-and-background" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Story Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:19:50 +0000 gordon 1074 at http://www.tmt.org